Seiko Launches the Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition
Tuesday - 15 June 2021
7000 pieces of the new Seiko Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition watches have launched. Inspired by night diving, they come complete with a sleek all-black exterior, LumiBrite accents and a pop of orange.
Just for a second, let’s whizz back to last year. Seiko released two Black Series watches from the Prospex collection – a name short for “Professional Specifications”. Pretty much everyone with a love for dive watches, Seiko movements or affordable luxury watches fell in love with them. Seiko is renowned for adding a zest of colour into its limited edition dive watches, and the Seiko Prospex Black Series limited edition watches ref: SLA035J1 & SPB125J1 were no exceptions to the rule. Based on the design of the Sumo and the successor to the MM300, these Seiko dive watches were clothed in a stealthy all-black attire with coloured dial accents. The former was a more mid-range collectable, whilst the latter was fitted with a superior movement. Anyway – to cut the story short – they were met with resounding success and those who took the plunge and purchased either one or both of them have been eagerly anticipating the next arrival during what must have seemed an even longer 12 months than what the rest of the population have been experiencing.
Finally, Seiko has launched the Prospex Black Series ‘Monster’ Limited Edition, exclusive to just 7000 pieces worldwide. It marks the third year that Seiko has been focussing on these limited edition variants inspired by daring night-time diving. Would you plummet to ridiculous depths underwater? Maybe not. But you’re still likely to want to own the Black Series Monster watch. One – because it’s a limited edition. Two – because even though it will certainly resonate with professional night divers, it’s not solely intended for them. Anyone can enjoy the new Seiko Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition watch, and I’m going to tell you why…
The new Monster watch from the Black Series collection by Seiko has received some technical and visual updates compared to some of Seiko’s older limited edition dive watches. More importantly, however, if you loved the look of its predecessors last year, you won’t be disappointed, because this new SRPH13K1 model has retained its mostly all-black look. Its large monobloc case packs a punch on the wrist. Whether you like it or not, it’s going to get you noticed, but if you’re reading up on the new Black Series additions anyway, then my guess is that you’ve already welcomed its confident and signature angular look. Whilst we’re on the matter I should point out that the reference to “Monster” in the watch’s name is said to refer to its chiselled bezel, its shape of which is meant to resemble a monster’s mouth – probably the kind of weird and wonderful creatures living right at the bottom of the seabed. Do you see it? The 42.4mm stainless steel case with a hardened black coating is the base to which this distinctive bezel sits upon. Its 60-minute dive scale is treated with LumiBrite – a critical feature of the entire design. This material is used in the hands and indexes too, assisting the wearer with effortless timekeeping whilst underwater during the night.
On the black dial itself, the instantly eye-catching minute hand is what gives the Black Series Monster Limited Edition watch its character. The orange hue echoes the light often flashed in the dark sea by night divers, allowing for the exact time to be read whilst in dark conditions. Let’s touch on some other features. The dial presents rectangular-shaped hour indexes, a white day-date feature at 3 o’clock and a legible minute track, surrounded by said bezel (which is also unidirectionally rotating to ensure dive time can never accidentally become extended).
Of course, this is a robust yet affordable dive watch, and so Seiko has equipped the top of the case with a Hardlex crystal as opposed to sapphire, guaranteeing a clear view into the dial at any given hour of the day. The 200-meter water-resistant case is ample for plenty of adventurous underwater exploration, as well as water sports, snorkelling, swimming and sailing. Its multitude of uses comes in handy for those who like plenty of outdoor exploration whether that be in the water or with feet firmly placed on dry land. Inside the rugged casing of the new Seiko Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition watch is the popular Calibre 4R36, which has been used in many Seiko watches to date. It offers manual and automatic winding, performs at a rate of 21,600 beats per hour and produces a very useful 41 hours of power reserve whilst promising an accuracy of +45 and -35 seconds per day.
The new Seiko Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition watch wraps firmly over the wrist with a black silicone strap and a pin buckle fastening. For more information on the new addition or to secure yourself an order for one now, please contact a member of our sales team at Jura Watches today on 01335 453453.
Technical Specifications of the new Seiko Prospex Black Series Monster Limited Edition watch
- Case: 42.4mm – stainless steel – black hardened coating – Hardlex crystal glass front - 200-meter water-resistant – monobloc case construction – unidirectional rotating bezel inspired by the mouth of a monster – LumiBrite 60-minute dive scale on the bezel
- Dial: Black – orange accented minute hand – LumiBrite hands and rectangular indexes – legible minute track – day-date window at 3 o’clock
- Movement: Manual and automatic winding – in-house developed 4R36 – 21,600 vibrations per hour – 41-hour power reserve - accuracy of +45 and -35 seconds
- Strap: Black – silicone – pin buckle fastening
- Availability – 7000 pieces worldwide
- Price: £440
- Reference: SRPH13K1